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Articles Tagged ‘Bahrain’

Despite Jet Airways' end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

Despite Jet Airways’ end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

159 routes operate between the Gulf and India. Dubai International is the most-served airport and Emirates is the largest airline, but not at group level.

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.


The non-MEB3s – how Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian are developing their networks

The non-MEB3s – how Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian are developing their networks

With growth at Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways showing no signs of slowing, how have the national carriers of Bahrain, Oman and Jordan responded in recent years? What has been the focus of their network growth? Which routes will they be dropping in 2012? And just how much bigger are the MEB3 carriers in terms […]

Gulf Air expanding Bahrain network to Entebbe, Juba and Rome; flydubai and United newest airlines at airport

Gulf Air expanding Bahrain network to Entebbe, Juba and Rome; flydubai and United newest airlines at airport

What impact have the domestic problems in Bahrain had on the demand for air travel at the country’s airport in 2011? How seasonal is demand through the airport? How are the two national carriers continuing to develop their networks? And which other notable carriers serve the airport?

Qatar Airways and Emirates each adding several new destinations in summer 2010; Etihad adding Tokyo

Qatar Airways and Emirates each adding several new destinations in summer 2010; Etihad adding Tokyo

Two of the ‘MEB3’ carriers are keeping their marketing departments busy with planned new routes. But how much have they grown capacity in the last three months and how dominant are they at their home bases?


Bahrain Air taking on Gulf Air on key regional routes; Mumbai route started this month

Bahrain Air taking on Gulf Air on key regional routesLess than 18 months old, Bahrain Air now serves 16 regional destinations from its base. But how fierce is the competition on each route and which new routes may be starting soon?

Demand at UK airports down 2% in Q3; four Central European markets still reporting double-digit growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOnly a few UK airports reported traffic growth during the third quarter. Which ones? Which London airport suffered most in September? A dozen major country markets are still reporting double-digit growth. We name them!

Athens, Bahrain, Brussels win OAG awards;
Beijing’s memorable Mission Impossible theme scoops annies

Image: annie logoThis week anna.aero was out and about in Kuala Lumpur meeting many of our readers and customers. Times may be tough in the industry but there were plenty of exciting stands promoting tourism and route opportunities. See what caught our eye and who won this year’s coveted Annie awards.


Gulf Air adds new routes to China and India; increasing capacity to Europe this winter

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisGulf Air is older than any of the region’s ‘megacarriers’ and is now 100% Bahrain-owned. It is using sport to help promote its brand across the globe but its route network is limited in Europe and North America. But it now serves eight destinations in India. Which ones?

Gulf Air faces new competition from Bahrain Air; Shanghai route starting soon

Gulf Air faces new competition from Bahrain Air; Shanghai starting soonSeveral of its original owners may have gone off to start their own national airlines, but Gulf Air is still a major player in the Middle East. It has new competition from Bahrain Air which has helped generate high growth at Bahrain International Airport. Which regions are served and which noticeably are not?